Monday: 30th July, 2018
Reference text: Matthew 13:31-35
Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
The image presented in the Gospel is about the Kingdom, but an extrapolation of the text can be made to include the believer and other workers in the vineyard. Unlike flour which is the most obvious part of the dough, yeast remains invisible- it is ‘hid’ in the flour, with it’s effect only visible after the dough rises. Even after this happens, one still sees only the flour and has to be told that there was yeast at work.
But for many, the only place they want to be is in the spotlight; in there and nowhere else. Thus, unless their actions are in the full view of others, and their efforts openly appreciated, they are never satisfied.
However, though not in the spotlight, yeast has its part to play- take it out and you must be prepared to find an alternative that will achieve the same goal in the dough. The thing about the life we live and the assignments we have is that “not all of us can be flour, some have to be yeast”. Not each one of us will be at the forefront of events, some have to be the brains behind things – the yeast that makes dough rise while remaining hidden from view.
Your efforts may not be seen, but the most important thing is to know that you matter, that you make a difference and you contribute to making the world a better place.
Remember # don’t be afraid to be like yeast.